IHS in the Community
Irvington's JROTC Program Makes a Difference
December 20, 2010Irvington High School
On Saturday, December 11, four current cadets and one former cadet were honored by Irvington’s Rotary Club with the prestigious “You Make A Difference” Award. The award is given by the club in recognition and appreciation of the student’s leadership and their commitment to service in their community.
The students who received this year’s award were Allriche Vital, Jaquille Branch, Kala Fils and Mildred Smith. An award was also given to former cadet, Jenny Michel. Other Irvington students were also in attendance to receive recognition from Irvington’s service organization, The Rotary Club.
Maj. William Smith and Sfc. Harvey Craig, who are responsible for Irvington’s JROTC program, expressed pride in the accomplishment of these cadets. “IHS JROTC cadre and cadets are so proud of these individuals for their selfless service and commitment to the township of Irvington,” said Sfc. Craig.
The cadets each received certificates of appreciation for the work they have done with the JROTC and in Irvington.
On that same day, the cadets competed successfully in another drill competition. This time the competition was held at Delsea High School. There were a total of 19 schools competing at this drill meet.
“The competition was very tight,” said Allriche Vital, a member of Irvington’s JROTC program. “”Each school came prepared and ready for a fierce competition.”
Irvington won first place in the Unarmed Color Guard Event, the second year in a row that Irvington placed first in a drill event at this competition. Despite not placing in the other competitions, the JROTC leaders were proud of their cadets and the effort they put forth at Delsea.